Monsoon rain to persist over western Luzon; rain in Visayas, Mindanao due to LPA
MANILA, Philippines — Overcast skies and isolated rains are expected to continue over the western portion of Luzon due to the southwest monsoon or habagat, state meteorologists said on Monday afternoon.
Weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) also showed that eastern parts of Visayas and Mindanao may see rain, too, as a low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).
The LPA was last located 350 kilometers east southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, according to Pagasa.
“Kaya’t asahan ng mga kababayan natin ngayong gabi dito sa Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, sa lalawigan ng Zambales at Bataan, Mindoro provinces, Palawan, at Metro Manila, na magiging maulap, may pag-ulan, pagkidlat, at pagkulog,” senior weather specialist Chris Perez said.
(That’s why people should expect for this night that in Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, provinces of Zambales and Bataan, Mindoro provinces, Palawan, and Metro Manila, there would be cloudy skies, rains, and thunderstorms.)
“Ito naman (LPA) ay magdadala ng maulap na kalangitan, mga pag-ulan at ilang mga pulo-pulong pagkidlat dito nga sa Eastern Visayas at sa Surigao provinces ngayong gabi,” he added.
(This LPA on the other hand would bring cloudy skies, rains, and some isolated thunderstorms here in Eastern Visayas and Surigao provinces by tonight.)
According to Pagasa, effects of the southwest monsoon can be felt well into Tuesday, as temperatures over the western parts of Luzon dip slightly compared to eastern provinces with Metro Manila and Laoag predicted to have it at 27 to 32 degrees Celsius, Tagaytay at 23 to 30 degrees Celsius, and Puerto Princesa and Legazpi at 26 to 32 degrees Celsius.
In contrast, Pagasa said, Tuguegarao will still experience warmer conditions at 26 to 36 degrees Celsius.
For the Visayas, only Tacloban will have colder than usual temperatures, at 26 to 31 degrees Celsius although the rest of Visayas and Mindanao will have better weather conditions with temperatures ranging from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius in Cebu and Davao, 26 to 33 degrees Celsius in Iloilo, 25 to 34 degrees Celsius in Zamboanga, and 24 to 33 degrees Celsius in Cagayan de Oro.
No gale warning has been raised as of now but condition over Luzon’s western and northern seas and all the way to the whole eastern seaboard will be moderate, the state weather service said. Waters on the westerly side of Visayas will also have moderate conditions while the islands’ inland waters and Mindanao’s southwest seas will be slight to moderate, it added.
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